Andreas Whittam Smith's tribute to Miles Kington


The founding editor of the Independent, Andreas Whittam Smith, has paid tribute to columnist Miles Kington, who died last week of pancreatic cancer.

Kington – who joined the Independent from the Times in 1987 – was “the most civilised voice in the paper”, Whittam Smith says.

“I had read his column the previous morning. I didn’t know he had been ill. No one at the newspaper was aware. I never thanked Miles for his enormous contribution to the success of The Independent.”

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